Vanadium--an element of atypical biological significance.

@article{Mukherjee2004VanadiumanEO,
  title={Vanadium--an element of atypical biological significance.},
  author={Biswajit Mukherjee and Balaram Patra and Sushmita Mahapatra and Pratik Banerjee and Amit K Tiwari and Malay Chatterjee},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={135-43}
}
The biological image of the transition element vanadium ferments a great deal of contradiction-from toxicity to essentiality. Importance of this element as micro-nutrient is yet to be unequivocally accepted by biologists and biomedical scientists. In spite of toxicity, it seems interesting to analyze the different biological roles of the element. Vanadium compounds have been proven to be associated with various implications in the pathogenesis of some human diseases and also in maintaining… CONTINUE READING

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